Today, we’re going to experiment!
We’re going to try making our very own, homemade coffee creamers, so how do you make coffee creamers? Because who doesn’t like that moment when somebody asks you “Oh, this tastes amazing! What brand did you use?” and you get to laugh arrogantly, “Well…” pause for dramatic effect: “…I made it myself!”
Whether you want to impress people or want a healthier alternative to powdered, store-bought coffee creamers, it’s always a good idea to make things in your own home.
We’d like to share with you guys some of our favorite recipes:
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The Oat Creamer
Ingredients: 1 cup of rolled oats, a blender, a cloth or a strainer.
Usually, homemade oat milk recipes call for three to four cups of water to one cup of rolled oats; for extra thickness, in this recipe, we’re going to use just one.
Let the oats soak in some water for ten minutes, then throw out as much water as you can and pour it into the blender along with the one cup of water. Blend for about one minute and then strain through a cloth.
The trick here is to use as little water as possible. You’re gonna have to put some effort when straining, though; roll up those sleeves!
For extra punch, add a dash of cinnamon and a couple of tablespoons of applesauce. Wondering how long that creamer will last you? Check out “How Long Does Coffee Creamer Last?” for more info.
The Coconut Treat
Ingredients: A can of whole coconut milk, vanilla extract, and tapioca starch.
There isn’t a lot of science to this one: Use as much vanilla extract as you like, then add ten grams of tapioca starch. Stir vigorously and let sit for a couple of minutes: Sometimes tapioca starch takes a few moments to start thickening the milk. If not thick enough, keep adding until you reach desired consistency.
To sweeten this one, I like to use coconut sugar or brown, unrefined sugar. Honey is also a good match.
If you don’t like the idea of canned milk, you can find powdered coconut milk, which is just as good and eliminates the need for tapioca starch since you can just add a little less water than indicated to make it thicker.
Be sure to check out “Top 7 Coconut Milk Benefits For You” and see what other benefits you can get from drinking coconut milk.
What you’ll need: 1 cup hazelnuts (soak them for a few hours), a blender, ¼ cup pitted dates.
Throw hazelnuts in the blender along with the dates and blend thoroughly. Add one tablespoon of cacao powder and blend again until you don’t see any clumps.
This one can be further sweetened with liquid stevia, or you can add more dates. We like to use soy milk instead of water for blending, try it! Be sure to also try out some healthier creamer options in “10 Vegan Coffee Creamers You’ve Never Tried“.
The Sweet Tooth
What you’ll need: 1 cup condensed milk, ½ cup milk of choice, vanilla extract and tapioca starch.
This one always leaves us going back for a second cup of coffee; who doesn’t have a weakness for sweet things?. You can heat all the ingredients in a pan for about five minutes, but you could leave it longer if you want a thicker consistency.
Sweeten with your sweetener of choice, although we recommend stevia since condensed milk already has a lot of sugar. Looking for something less sweet and may be different from what you have been trying? Then check out “What Alternatives are there for Coffee Creamer?” for more options.
Sweet, Sweet Rice Milk
What you’ll need: one cup white rice, 2 cups skim milk, 1 cup condensed milk, vanilla extract.
This one’s a little more complicated than the rest: To achieve maximum thickness, soak the rice overnight. The next day, cook with 4-5 cups of water. It’s gonna take some time; bring to a boil and then let it cook slowly until you think it’s done. Keep in mind it’s supposed to be mushy. Looking for something different from milk? Take a look at “6 Delicious Non-Dairy Coffee Creamers” for more.
Mix the rice with the milk, the condensed milk and just a touch of vanilla. Blend for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top for extra deliciousness.
Cashew Nut Creamer
What you’ll need: One cup cashew nuts, ½ cup pitted dates.
This one’s much like the hazelnut recipe: soak the nuts in water for a few hours, then blend along with the dates. If you’re in a hurry, you can use boiling water (95 degrees Celsius) to soak the nuts for 10 to 20 minutes and it’ll work just as well.
After blending, let cool before pouring.
The Spice Attack
ingredients: 4 tbsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp ground ginger, 2 tbsp ground cardamom, ½ tbsp. ground black pepper, ½ tsp ground nutmeg.
This is the one we go to when we’re feeling like something really exotic. We usually recommend the whole cardamom and then grounding it up yourself, although it’s a little bit tricky. If you’re using the whole cardamom as well, you can try just infusing the milk with the cardamom for a few minutes and that’ll do the trick to make coffee creamer. Wondering if this coffe creamer is healthy enough? Try checking out “Is Coffee Creamer Unhealthy?” for info to see if the creamer you’re using needs to change.
To make the chai mix, just blend all of the spices together (skip the black pepper if you’re not a fan of spicy) and then add your milk of choice (we recommend soy or almond).
Keep the mix in a separate container. Add a tsp of unrefined sugar for extra sweetness, flavor.
Nut Mix Creamer
If you’re a fan of nuts and don’t mind the amount of fat in them (you’re gonna be drinking a small serving anyway) then you’re going to love this one.
What you’ll need: Vanilla extract, almond milk, ½ cup of cashews, ½ cup of hazelnuts, pitted dates.
Bring the almond water close to a boil and then pour over the cashews and hazelnuts; let them soak for about 30 minutes and then blend thoroughly. Add dates depending on how sweet you’d like your creamer to be, but half a cup is enough. Add ½ tsp of vanilla extract.
This one is a true explosion of flavor and a must-try for coffee creamers.
Thank you for reading with us today! Let us know in the comments below which kind of coffee creamer you’re using at home? Dare to try making your own coffee creamer? Check out also “How to Make Coffee Taste Good Without Creamer” for tips on making your cup of coffee taste great without creamer.
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